Tag: cheese

Dirty Bones, Carnaby, Soho, London

Dirty Bones, Carnaby, Soho, London

Carnaby Street does events every now and then and we took advantage of a recent one for a cheaper (cough, bargain) dinner over at Dirty Bones. There’s three branches of Dirty Bones in Carnaby, Soho and Shoreditch. Their menu is New York style American comfort […]

My Old Dutch, Holborn, London

My Old Dutch, Holborn, London

My Old Dutch might not feel like a proper Dutch pancake house, but bloody hell, these pancakes are huge. That might apply to the savoury varieties, it was an intense experience. I felt like I was at one of those eating contests. Sweet pancakes might […]

Volcanic Grill, Dalston, London

Volcanic Grill, Dalston, London

The crowd erupts into applause. We were promised the best bacon cheeseburgers in town and boy, did we get them. Volcanic Grill is a six week old pop-up kitchen residency specialising in a South African-barbecue style of cooking. They’re located in the very hip neighbourhood of Dalston, and the equally cool Farr’s School of Dancing. By the way, this isn’t an actual dance studio anymore. It was back in the 1930’s but today it’s a classic Hackney pub and all round hang out space. And as we found out, packing some seriously kickin’ burgers.

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Le Carbet d’Oc, Toulouse

Le Carbet d’Oc, Toulouse

So… we weren’t quite ready for how late Toulouse dinnertimes start. We had been pondering why most of the street felt so quiet. It turns out a lot of places don’t begin their dinner service until 8pm. We were already hungry.

Depot Legal, Opera-Bourse, Paris

Depot Legal, Opera-Bourse, Paris

When I announced my Paris trip, my Parisian friend Thi Thu provided me a long list of places to check out. But only one of these was a brunch venue. And that was Depot Legal. This then became the catch up point for my cousin […]

Shake Shack, Leicester Square, London

Shake Shack, Leicester Square, London

Cheese, cheese, everywhere. That’s the good part. Everything else about Shake Shack UK was disappointing for me. Originally starting out in Madison Square Park in a literal shack, the chain had exploded globally and eventually found it’s way to Leicester Square here in London. I’d always remember that was a fervour from my friends in New Zealand who raved about it in NYC. But whether is a weak import or bad timing, it didn’t do anything for me.

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Restaurant Elsbethenstübli, Basel

Restaurant Elsbethenstübli, Basel

Unfortunately, this is going to be one of those posts where things went all wrong and I have to rage. It started with the best of intentions at Restaurant Elsbethenstübli though. My friend and all-things-Basel travel guide Jenny was keen for me to check out […]

Zorza, Śródmieście Południowe, Warsaw

Zorza, Śródmieście Południowe, Warsaw

I did my part in celebrating Canada Day with a maple and bacon French toast morning at Zorza. Turns out  it was a bit too early for most cafes around the place in Warsaw, but Zorza was a more than worthy consolation. Service was efficient […]

Dishoom, King’s Cross, London

Dishoom, King’s Cross, London

Dreams collide in the bacon naan roll at Dishoom. It was my most hyped up dish and it took me a few months to find my way to it. I was meeting a new friend and we had decided on checking on the Dishoom here in King’s Cross. Of the three Dishooms I’ve visited so far, this is my favourite interior by a mile. There’s oodles of seating about and it’s generally very light filled and airy. In some of the more metropolitan Dishrooms you get a sense of crampiness. This could have been due to the vibes of the evening, but I’m sure the King’s Cross is massive in space. Even at breakfast time, it’s always worthwhile booking a table like we did, as the wide space does fill up.

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